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1. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

2. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

3. Ice Castles (1978)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.5
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A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater. Only with the help of those who love her can she prove to ... See full summary »

Writers: Donald Wrye, Gary L. Baim | Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Lynn-Holly Johnson, Robby Benson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt

4. Student Bodies (1981)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A killer named the Breather tallies up a score of teenage bodies in this scathing parody of slasher films.

Writer: Mickey Rose | Directors: Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie | Stars: Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, Joe Flood

5. Branded (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Western

7.5
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In the 1880s Jason McCord travels the country trying to prove he's no coward. He needs to do this because the military career of this West point graduate came to an end when he was thrown out of the army after being accused of cowardice.

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Chuck Connors, William Bryant, Chuck Hamilton, John Pickard

6. No Small Affair (1984)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.5
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The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar,... See full summary »

Writers: Craig Bolotin, Terence Mulcahy | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt, Peter Frechette

7. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

8. Finian's Rainbow (1968)

G | 141 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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A mysterious Irishman, Finian, and his beautiful daughter Sharon, arrive one day in Rainbow Valley, a small Southern town of tobacco sharecroppers in the mythical state of Missitucky. The ... See full summary »

Writers: E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks

9. Quark (1977– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew.

Creator: Buck Henry | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Tim Thomerson, Patricia Barnstable, Cyb Barnstable

10. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed, Mark Lane | Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

11. The Boost (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Lenny Brown moves to California to find his fortune in tax shelter investments. When the federal government changes the tax laws, poor Lenny finds himself $700,000 in hock with nowhere to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Stein, Darryl Ponicsan | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill

12. Studs Lonigan (1960)

95 min | Drama

5.4
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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Writers: James T. Farrell, Philip Yordan | Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig

13. The Babysitter (1980 TV Movie)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff isn't too ... See full summary »

Writer: Jennifer Miller | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Patty Duke, William Shatner, Quinn Cummings, David Wallace

14. Where the Boys Are (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy

3.0
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Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale ... See full summary »

Writers: Stu Krieger, Jeff Burkhart, Glendon Swarthout | Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson

15. Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

M | 98 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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Based on true events, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Lawton, Abraham Polonsky | Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark

16. Backfire (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Mara, the wife who wants more... Jake, the lover she wants more of... Donny, the husband the war almost destroyed... Reed, the stranger who answers everyone's darkest prayers. Mara and ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Brand, Rebecca Reynolds | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

17. Good Times (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

4.7
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Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.

Writers: Tony Barrett, Nicholas Hyams | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders, Sonny & Cher

18. Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama, Thriller

4.6
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After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Tom Laughlin | Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Teresa Kelly

19. Portrait of a Stripper (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.7
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The touching portrayal of a young mother (and dance student) who travels to California after the death of her husband. In order to pay the bills she takes up burlesque dancing. To her ... See full summary »

Writer: Benjamin Masselink | Director: John A. Alonzo | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Edward Herrmann, Vic Tayback, Allan Miller

20. Arnold (1973)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Upon his death, Arnold marries his lover, Karen, in spite of his widow, and leaves deathtraps accompanied by audiotapes and his preserved and articulate corpse for those who cared only for his money.

Writers: Jameson Brewer, John Fenton Murray | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Shani Wallis

21. The Glory Guys (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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What could be worse for two cavalry officers than to battle with native tribes? To battle each other for the same woman.

Writers: Hoffman Birney, Sam Peckinpah | Directors: Arnold Laven, Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Tom Tryon, Harve Presnell, Senta Berger, James Caan

22. Voyage of the Yes (1973 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii.

Writer: William Stratton | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Mike Evans, Beverly Garland, Skip Homeier

23. Strange New World (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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In the near future, a group of scientists living in a space ship wake up from a hibernation state and come back to an apocalyptic Earth.

Writers: Ranald Graham, Walon Green, Al Ramrus | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: John Saxon, Kathleen Miller, Keene Curtis, James Olson

24. The Explosive Generation (1961)

89 min | Drama

6.6
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High school teacher gets in trouble when he tries to teach a class in sex education.

Writer: Joseph Landon | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: William Shatner, Patty McCormack, Lee Kinsolving, Billy Gray

25. American Hot Wax (1978)

PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Music

6.9
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This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: ... See full summary »

Writers: John Kaye, Art Linson | Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman

26. Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

3.8
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This is a rehash of old movies, starring the sculptor and manager of a mysterious wax museum. You can see the wax figures breathing.

Writers: Jameson Brewer, Andrew J. Fenady | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Ray Milland, Elsa Lanchester, Maurice Evans, John Carradine

27. Consenting Adult (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, John McGreevey | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Martin Sheen, Barry Tubb, Talia Balsam

28. King, Queen, Knave (1972)

R | 94 min | Comedy

6.3
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On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize ... See full summary »

Writers: Vladimir Nabokov, David Seltzer, David Shaw | Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: David Niven, Gina Lollobrigida, John Moulder-Brown, Mario Adorf

29. The McMasters (1970)

GP | 90 min | Western

6.1
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When Benjie, a black man who fought in the Civil War, returns to the southern town of Ironside, his return is not exactly a welcome one. The citizens are already uptight about the color of ... See full summary »

Writer: Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Burl Ives, Brock Peters, David Carradine, Nancy Kwan

30. Anatomy of a Seduction (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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The story of a divorced woman who begins an affair with the college-age son of her best friend, and the effects it has on her relationship with her own son, who is not much younger than her lover.

Writer: Alison Cross | Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Susan Flannery, Jameson Parker, Ed Nelson, Michael LeClair

31. The Stranger (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Sci-Fi

3.5
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TV series pilot (series never launched). After a freak mishap, an astronaut finds himself on an almost precise copy of Earth (right down to the Plymouth cars). However, this planet has ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Sanford | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Cameron Mitchell, Sharon Acker, Lew Ayres

32. The Woman Hunter (1972 TV Movie)

74 min | Mystery

4.9
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A woman vacationing with her husband in Mexico discovers she is being stalked by an international killer.

Writers: Brian Clemens, Tony Williamson | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Barbara Eden, Robert Vaughn, Stuart Whitman, Sydney Chaplin

33. Child's Cry (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Thriller

6.5
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A social worker (Lindsay Wagner) starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6 year old (Taliesin Jaffe) whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse.

Writers: Jonathan B. Rintels Jr., Norman Strum | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Peter Coyote, Taliesin Jaffe, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

34. The Last Survivors (1975 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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After a passenger ship sinks, a ship's officer must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat must be sacrificed so the rest can survive an approaching typhoon.

Writer: Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Diane Baker, Tom Bosley, Bruce Davison

35. Bring on the Night (1985)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.

Writer: Michael Apted | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Miles A. Copeland III, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland

36. Black Samson (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama

6.0
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Noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a brave stand against Nappa and his flunkies.

Writers: Daniel Cady, Warren Hamilton Jr. | Director: Charles Bail | Stars: Rockne Tarkington, William Smith, Connie Strickland, Carol Speed

37. B.S. I Love You (1971)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

4.5
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Paul Bongard is a young tv commercial producer who has an affair with his female boss and her teenage daughter.

Writer: Steven Hilliard Stern | Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Peter Kastner, JoAnna Cameron, Louise Sorel, Gary Burghoff

38. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looks into the murder of the son-in-law of his friend and gets involved with the victim's wife, who is his friend's daughter.

Writer: Howard Rodman | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: David Janssen, Jodie Foster, Andrea Marcovicci, John Anderson

39. Sins of the Past (1984 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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A ring of call girls leaves the "business" when one of them is murdered. The survivors change their names and leave town. However, they are reunited 15 years later when another one of them ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Brown, David Soloman | Director: Peter Roger Hunt | Stars: Barbara Carrera, Kim Cattrall, Debby Boone, Tracy Reed

40. Fatal Judgement (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Gary Provost, Gerald Green | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Patty Duke, Joe Regalbuto, Jo Henderson, Dana Gladstone

41. Biography (1961–1964)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Stars: Mike Wallace, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Charles A. Lindbergh

42. The Kid from Nowhere (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Family

6.0
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A single mother is overprotective of her mentally challenged son which has made him angry and difficult, while she denies herself a social life. Things change for the better when the boy ... See full summary »

Writer: Judy Farrell | Director: Beau Bridges | Stars: Susan Saint James, Beau Bridges, Loretta Swit, Ricky Wittman

43. Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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Writer: Steve Gethers | Director: Steve Gethers | Stars: Betsy Blair, Delphine Forest, Robert Hardy, Pauline Larrieu

44. Triplecross (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.0
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Three cops (Ted Wass, Markie Post, Gary Swanson) become instant millionaires after saving a rich crime victim. They retire from the force and use their money to become flamboyant private ... See full summary »

Writer: Dusty Kay | Director: David Greene | Stars: Ted Wass, Markie Post, Gary Swanson, Shannon Wilcox

45. Country Gold (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

6.6
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Aging country star becomes irritated with the success of a popular young country singer. She is not yet ready to become yesterday's news.

Writer: Priscilla English | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Loni Anderson, Earl Holliman, Linda Hamilton, Cooper Huckabee

46. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart

47. Brenda Starr (1976 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure

6.0
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A newspaper reporter trying to track down a hermit-like billionaire goes to the Brazilian jungle, where she finds herself in the middle of an extortion plot, voodoo and supernatural occurrences.

Writers: Ira Barmak, George Kirgo, Dale Messick | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Jill St. John, Tabi Cooper, Sorrell Booke, Victor Buono

48. The Hostage Heart (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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Terrorists overtake an operating room where a multimillionaire is undergoing heart surgery. Guns are drawn and blood is shed in the operating room as the terrorists stand firm in their ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew J. Fenady, Gerald Green, Eric Kaldor, Charles Sailor | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Sharon Acker, Stephen Davies, George DiCenzo, Cameron Mitchell

49. The Billion Dollar Threat (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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A mad scientist plans to destroy the earth's ozone layer.

Writer: Jimmy Sangster | Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Dale Robinette, Ralph Bellamy, Keenan Wynn, Patrick Macnee

50. Rider on a Dead Horse (1962)

72 min | Western

5.1
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Writers: James Edmiston, Stephen Longstreet | Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Kevin Hagen, Lisa Lu